Santa Barbara Island Live-forever
Dudleya traskiae

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dudleya (DUD-lee-yuh) (Info)
Species: traskiae (TRASK-ee-ay) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

Unknown - Tell us

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

This plant is resistant to deer

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

over 9.1 (very alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brentwood, California

Castro Valley, California

Oakland, California

Richmond, California

San Jose, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 22, 2005, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Is endemic to only Santa Barbara Island in Southern California. Almost lost to extinction from this 1 square mile Island and is not found on its right side. Remains endangered. Native habitat is hot, dry, rocky slopes. Forms dense Rosettes of pointed, blue/gray succulent leaves with yellow flowers held in clusters atop tick, upright, showy, red stems. Needs good to excellent drainage. No summer water once established. Is Deer proof. Drought tolerant. Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrop), catagory: Angiosperm, Order & sub-order: Rosales, Blooms April-may. Considered a Perennial Herb. Propagation is thru seeds & vegetative.